Eleusinian mysteries

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Eleusinian mysteries

pl.n.
The ancient religious rites celebrated at Eleusis in honor of Demeter.

[From Latin Eleusīnius, of Eleusis, from Greek Eleusīnios, from Eleusīs, Eleusīn-, Eleusis.]

Eleusinian mysteries

pl n
(Classical Myth & Legend) a mystical religious festival, held in September at Eleusis in classical times, in which initiates celebrated Persephone, Demeter, and Dionysus

El•eu•sin′i•an mys′teries

(ˌɛl yʊˈsɪn i ən)
n.pl.
the mysteries, celebrated annually at Eleusis and Athens in ancient times, in memory of the abduction and return of Persephone and in honor of Demeter and Dionysus.
[1635–45; <Latin Eleusīni(us) of Eleusis (< Greek Eleusinios)]
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In Corpus, Nancy links the body with the mysterious epopteia, or complete revelation of a transcendental truth, which is "properly and absolutely a vision of death, an absolute, mysterical desire that cannot be fulfilled without blasting bodies apart" (2008, 45).
Una tradicion que remonta a la pedagogia pitagorica y la ironia socratica, a la epopteia platonica o la espiritualidad del sufismo y la cabala, asi como al materialismo y el racionalismo de las filosofias arabes, entre muchos otros hitos del pensamiento filosofico de la humanidad.
36) En la fase de la epopteia se representaba el nacimiento de Dionisos, el kouros brimos, hijo de Ecates.
Sus himnos y sus ritmos son la expresion divina en un sentido que anticipa el concepto misterico y mistico del eros demonico, la epopteia, y de su transformacion en vision eidetica en el Symposion.